Is Democracy under threat? With Niheer Dasandi

Is Democracy under threat? In this episode, Esther, our Europe Events Officer, speaks with Niheer Dasandi, a senior lecturer in Politics and Development at Birmingham University and author of ‘Is…

Water: Canada’s Missing Human Right

On January 20th, 2003, the Twenty-Ninth Session of the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights adopted General Comment no. 15: The Right to Water. It reaffirmed and clarified the…

Sankara and his Legacy: Part 2

Following on from Part I, this article contains the details of my interview with Dr Eloïse Bertrand. Dr Eloïse Bertrand is a research fellow at Portsmouth University who specialises in Burkinabe…

Sankara and His Legacy: Part 1

Burkinabé, the demonym for the people of Burkina Faso, may perhaps seem to be an unfamiliar word – rarely heard. The policies of Thomas Sankara, the first Burkinabé President, have…

James Griffiths: Minority Languages

If development is to mean more than economic growth, then language should be on top of our agendas. The preservation of minority languages and the building of lingua franca is…

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